It takes more than great talent for a graphic artist to make it big in the CD Packaging industry. You have to be updated with the CD packaging trends and technology, you should know how to communicate with the musicians, and most importantly you have to know basic work ethics.
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CD packaging plays a very vital role in the music retail industry. Aside from its obvious function which is to protect and store CDs, the CD packaging has lots of other functions. It increases product sales, defines a band’s image, and many others. If you are a designer or if you are a musician who wants to create his own CD packaging, here is a step-by-step guide that you might find useful.
A Creative CD Packaging is probably the best way to get your album noticed. If you are a new artist producing an album and you want people to get interested in your music, you have to grab their attention first by having a catchy album art. Here are 5 creative CD packaging ideas that will surely make your album stand out from the shelf.
No, it is not moving and yes your eyes are still fine. This is the cover image of Merriweather Post Pavilion, the 8th studio album of Animal Collective. The much-anticipated and now celebrated album boast trippy cover art inspired by the work of Japanese psychologist Akiyoshi Kitaoka. Kitaoka has created heaps of incredible visual illusions […]
It’s a CD Jewel case but it acts like an Ipod therefore I am calling it CD-pod. Imagine the confusion you will give to your seatmate on the subway as you rock out with your… CD case. This invention is CRAZZZZY! Just thinking about the people’s puzzled faces makes me want to buy it right […]
Flight of the Conchords’ Bret and Jermaine officially made the crossover from TV stars to rock stars via this full-length self-titled album. If you still haven’t seen them on HBO, one youtube video can definitely convince you that these guys are awesome cool. The pair is seriously funny and is definitely worth every penny and […]
Hi Lindsey! Could you tell us something about yourself? I’ve always had the knack for creating colorful concepts and jarring composition either through fine arts or media based design. I studied graphic design at Maryland Institute College of Art, graduating in 2009 Magna Cum Laude. After graduating, I decided to travel west to San Diego, […]
Indie retailers will face another massive hurdle this September when eBay introduces a rule that means they will have to double the advertised price of many of the records they sell. Ebay has a new rule which means sellers are expected to absorb the price of domestic postage costs in to the starting price of […]
We all know that in the Packaging Industry, all designs must be USEFUL art. That means creativity should never outdo functionality. In other words, the package should serve its purpose which is well..to enclose and protect the product. You might wonder what triggered this blog post. It’s this. This Milk carton is on the list […]
Northeast Ohio is home to our next group of featured designers, Three Bears Design. The creative and well educated group, with degrees from art and design institutions across the Northwest, enjoy creating all sorts of projects, including illustrated t-shirts, catalogs, show posters, and of course: compact discs. Today, we’re proudly displaying their “Sospiri” project, designed […]